Peter Walsh, Tim McCurdy and Peter Crisp have all been endorsed as Nationals candidates for November's Victorian election.JARROD WHITTAKER February 5, 2014 4:37am
There have been no surprises in a list announced by The Nationals to contest several northern Victorian seats.
The Nationals are in the process of preselecting candidates for lower house seats, several of which were created during last year’s redistribution.
Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh has been announced as Murray Plains candidate.
The newly-created seat covers much of Mr Walsh’s existing seat of Swan Hill and the abolished Rodney electorate held by Paul Weller.
Party state director Jenny Hammett said nominations for the seat closed on Friday.
Nominations for Mildura, Ovens Plains and Euroa closed the same day.
The Nationals’ board of management concluded the nomination process on Monday.
‘‘As a number of the seats had one nomination we have been able to complete the nomination process,’’ Ms Hammett said.
‘‘Peter Walsh has been endorsed as the candidate for Murray Plains.
‘‘Tim McCurdy has been endorsed as the candidate for Ovens Valley and Peter Crisp has been endorsed for Mildura.’’
Murray Valley is a newly created seat, taking in much of Mr McCurdy’s existing seat of Murray Valley and parts of the former Benalla electorate.
Two candidates have nominated for Euroa.
Senior ministerial staffer Stephanie Ryan and former Senate candidate Martin Corboy have nominated for the vacancy created by Benalla MP Bill Sykes’ retirement.
Ms Hammett said the outcome of the Euroa preselection contest should be known this month.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell is yet to confirm whether she will contest the seat at November’s state election.
Nominations for Shepparton open February 14.
Assaults and burglaries are the main driver behind a 15.8 per cent increase in crime across Greater Shepparton in the past year, new police statistics show.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Timbercutters will instead host the 2015 grand final.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Football high-flyer Travis Auld gave a fascinating insight into AFL at one of his old haunts on Saturday night.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Primary schools celebrated Book Week last week.
As Victorian election approaches Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy fires opening salvos against opponents so far.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
Ms Malcolm says many people would rather the seat of Euroa was a marginal seat so it would attract more attention and funding.
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